Naglaa Hussein completed her Ph.D. in African Studies at Howard University. She served as a Fulbright scholar to Five Colleges, Inc., in Amherst, MA; an Arabic teacher at Smith College in Northampton, MA; and a visiting research scholar to the English Department at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Her research interests include the literature of black minorities in the Middle East, Gender and Islam in Africa, and media representations of darker skins. Her current research focus is on rural Nubian women economic empowerment.
Her review of Cleo Cantone’s Making and Remaking Mosques in Senegal was published by Islamic Africa Journal in 2012; she also wrote “Identity Politics of Color, Nation, and Land in the Literature of Nubian Egyptians” in Who Defines Me: Negotiating Identity in Language and Literature, Eid Mohamed and Yasser Fouad, ed. (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014).